The Graduate School of Northwestern University has recently announced the "A Beautiful Struggle: Transformative Black Studies in Shifting Political Landscapes" conference. This conference is a summit of doctoral programs in Africana and/African Americans studies. Graduate students and faculty from the 11 existing Africana/African American Studies graduate programs in the United States will convene to give emerging scholars the platform to present and discuss their work. Northwestern has planned an exciting three day conference that will be held April 12-14, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. The conference is free of charge and open to the general public. If you're studying or interested in studying Black History/culture you might want to get a piece of this.
I encourage students of all levels to attend and participate in conferences. Conferences are a great opportunity to stay abreast of exciting development within your chosen field/profession. Attending conferences also posititions students to create and sustain relationships with peers and profressionals that will be undoubedtly advantageous to their academic and professional careers. Please check out my previous posts on Why Students Should Attend Professional Conferences during their academic year for more on the benefits of conference attendance. "The Beautiful Struggle" is a great opportunity for any student studying or interested in studying Africana/African American studies. Faculty from every program in the country will be in one place at one time. The networking opportunities abound. Don't miss the bus children. The conference will also feature pioneers in the field of Black History and Black Women's history. I'm sure that information on graduate school admission, fellowships and job opportunities within the field will be avaiable as well. Click the link below for more informaiton an the conference registration form. Before you register be sure to check my previous blog that shares a few things to remember when planning to attend professional conferences.
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